On the final weekend of the recruiting cycle, 2015 CB prospect T.J. Warren 6’1” 195 Conyers (GA) Rockdale County, who has been committed to Missouri since early October, took his official visit to Missouri. On Signing Day, Warren was one of the first to ink his Letter of Intent.
Warren spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about his visit, and he talked about how he’s looking forward to getting started at Mizzou.
“My Missouri visit was great! I loved it,” said Warren. “We had a lot of fun! I bonded with a lot of guys on the team. So, when I come in this summer, it’ll be pretty good.”
Warren, who has family in the Fort Leonard Wood area, is a big, fast, physical corner who chose Missouri over offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Marshall, and Tennessee State. He’s very explosive, and he's even more quick than he is fast. Former Missouri assistant coach Alex Grinch had been recruiting Warren since last spring.
Warren has been timed at 4.45 in the forty, and he has posted a 36” standing vertical jump.
“Coach Ford and I were talking about playing corner on Saturday,” explained Warren. “He went over where I best fit. And we were going over coverages, and he said that whoever coached me did a good job.”
On Signing day, Coach Ford talked about the newest addition in his room.
"I'm very excited for the opportunity to have T.J. in our room," said Coach Ford. "He's a tremendous athlete who has demonstrated outstanding ball skills, as well as a quality young man. He's a threat to go the distance any time he touches the football, so in addition to getting him involved in our return game, hopefully he'll be able to return interceptions, as well."
Warren said the highlight of his official visit was the family atmosphere, and getting on Faurot Field with his future teammates on Saturday night.
“I think just the family atmosphere,” said Warren. “The way the Missouri players made us feel like we’re already part of the family. Then, when we walked on the field with the jerseys on, we were all in the middle, and the players were talking to us about what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it. They said, when you come in, we’re family!”
Missouri Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom took over Warren's recruitment after Coach Grinch left for the Defensive Coordinator job at Washington State. On Signing Day, he talked about Warren.
"T.J. Warren scored 6 touchdowns in the return game," said Coach Odom. "He's a dynamic guy with the ball in his hands............................................... You can see his ability to go up and get the ball. He's a long player that's got good speed and quickness. He plays physical. And at the end of the recruiting period, he became a good recruiter for us. He was helping us out with other guys. I can't wait to get him here and get going!"
“I’m looking forward to getting started at Mizzou,” said Warren, who will arrive on campus in June.